Friday, November 4, 2011

Temple of Learning

painted and embroidered allegorical picture, by Maria Crowninshield
via Salem in History

If there's one thing I believe in, it's learning and community. I think learning from each other is one of the most powerful acts of love and affirmation there is. I see images like this, and think about Mary Wollstonecraft arguing for equality around the same time, and I feel so grateful for all the opportunities I have to learn, and to learn from other women. 

Some things I've learned lately from teachers of mine:
  • laugh—it shakes up any bitterness that may be starting to set in
  • go slower than you think is necessary, and time will open up
  • invite others to tea—it is one of the best conversation potions out there

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